Feature CD Of The Week: Larry Gelb Trio's "The Love Song of Ian Ops"
For Release: March 4, 2014
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 3/2/2014
The Feature CD of the Week chosen for this week is The Larry Gelb Trio's The Love Song of Ian Ops.
Listening with the volume down low, one may notice that this is really great jazz,
mixed in with great tunes that someone may be very familiar with, and love.
The album went from being background music, distracting, and downright cool. Pianist
Larry Gelb is a master of his craft, and he picked musicians that matched his mood
and skill level.
Cameron Brown is on bass, and Michael Stephens is on drums. Of the title song, Gelb
writes "The Love Song of Ian Ops."
Malvin Massey, general manager of WUMR, has always believed that melody is the natural
language of the soul. IAN OPS is his anagram for the word pianos and has been in love
with them for more than half a century.
Gelb says that this is his latest siren song, composed at the keyboard.
Anyone can whole heartedly agree. Listeners could listen to this music for hours
It just had to be the Feature CD of the Week so U92 could share its beauty with "The
Jazz Lover Family."